Jupiter-Saturn Joined by Saboteur Pluto: Karma 2020 and Beyondby Jude CowellMarch 23, 2020: If you have yet to view the horoscope of Election Day 2020, here’s a previously posted bi-wheel of November 3, 2020 showing 12:00 am to 11:59 pm set for Washington DC. There you’ll see a Capricorn trio of Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn forming a revealing midpoint picture on that significant day of a
New Moon [4 Aries 12] – March 24 2020 (09:28 GMT)
Back in January 2020, I’m not sure many of us could have predicted that the first New Moon after the Equinox in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, would be so unique.
Yet, the warning of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction has come to pass in a way that we couldn’t have imagined at the start of the year. Astrologers knew this year would coincide with a restructuring of our society, leadership, government systems. It’s turning out to be way more devastating and harsh than people thought.
Yet, here we are on a special New Moon in Aries and many of us need to make a fresh start. To turn the page, begin again, regroup and focus on next steps, keep well and sane, keep busy with new projects, keep tabs on other people, adapt & shift to these new circumstances.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac; dynamic, go-getting, courageous, bold, full of vitality and spirit. It’s the star sign of the hero. The people on the frontline right now in our society are exactly that – heroes. Aries is also a star sign that cares, at its best on a cause, with something to fight for.
A typical Aries is wonderful at defending the underdog. If you have Aries dominant in your horoscope – and we all have it somewhere – do what you can now, give of yourself to help others.
Today’s New Moon sits next to Chiron and Lilith, two important asteroids. Therefore, there’s an edge to this New Moon. A theme of healing & wounding (Chiron) & untamed wildness (Lilith).
Consider what this means for you – I’ll be keeping you posted as my Aries Ascendant is 6 Aries – it’s got everything going on. I do feel called to help and serve, to stay fit & able-bodied, to do my bit for society.
For some of you, this is the time to unleash your inner warrior, your inner diva as you set your intentions for your next steps. Time for a fresh start.
Here’s a quick guide to th areas of your life highlighted by the New Moon:
ARIES 1st House: Your image or online presence benefits from a makeover, a relaunch. How to change the way you come across to other people? Get physical.
TAURUS 12th House: Time to reawaken your inner life, your spirituality or quest for peace of mind. Perfect for a retreat and a period of soulful reflection. Meditate, go inside.
GEMINI 11th House: It’s about the friends, the groups and the personal tribe. Network, make online connections, play a key role in your local community, bring fun into other people’s lives.
CANCER 10th House: Your career or vocation requires a shake-up, a new sense of direction, especially if things have come to an abrupt halt. An unusual future path may shock others but deeply fulfil you.
LEO 9th House: Ideally, this is the time to run for the hills. If you’re in lockdown, you need to find a deeper purpose. Expand your mind, read books, watch films or seek out people who inspire you.
VIRGO 8th House: Be open to new ways of money management. Think differently in your pursuit of money, shift your money attitude, live on less, be decisive and inventive around money. Help others when you can.
LIBRA 7th House: Love thrives when you throw extra spice and excitement into the mix – an online relationship could bring something new. In a relationship, be less of a coupley couple.
SCORPIO 6th House: Fresh ideas rejuvenate a tired work or exercise routine – be adaptive. Create an online presence or add another skill to your portfolio. Health – you are what you eat.
SAGITTARIUS 5th House: More laughter and positivity make Sagittarius happy. Get on the phone and make people laugh. Kids? – it’s full on with some excessive highs & lows.
CAPRICORN 4th House: Inject energy into your home life and do things differently. Change things around; no TV for a month, more talk, games and ideas. Find new ways of connecting with family.
AQUARIUS 3rd House: A hectic lifestyle requires a rethink. Cycle or walk if you can or run up and down stairs. Get back in touch with a sibling. Be there for your neighbours. Flex your written and spoken word – find your voice.
PISCES 2nd House: Listen to radical ideas about wealth creation or valuing what you do with your money. There’s no right or wrong picture but the economy’s changing and you must try to adapt with it. Value your skills.
Saturn enters Aquarius – March 22, 2020 (03:58 GMT)
This weekend, Saturn changes star sign and moves into Aquarius where it remains until July 1st. It then returns to Capricorn for another six months until December 17, 2020 when Saturn finally takes up residence in Aquarius until March 7, 2023.
It’s always important when Saturn changes star sign but even more so this time around because of what we now know regarding the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of January 12, 2020.
Astrology indicated that 2020 would be a challenging year. The astrological symbolism suggested that the old ways would need to change for a ‘new age’ to emerge. Saturn and Pluto together often coincide with hardship, death and loss. Meeting in Capricorn, this suggested a ‘reset’ around government, leadership, big business, our capitalist society.
The theme was always going to be ‘out with the old and in with the new’ but boy is it turning out to be dramatic. So, what will Saturn’s move into Aquarius bring as it moves between its traditional sign of rulership, Capricorn, into its modern sign of rulership, Aquarius?
One obvious symbol that fits Saturn in Aquarius is a new term that’s arisen due to the impact of Covid-19 – social distancing. Saturn is the planet that represents limitations, endings and boundaries. Aquarius is one of the social air signs, the star sign associated with society and community.
Our movements within society are being severely restricted. Most people are now experiencing some kind of lockdown situation. The danger is social isolation, another symbol of Saturn in Aquarius.
Last week in the UK there were rumours that elderly people (Saturn rules the old) would need to self-isolate for the next four months. That would coincide with Saturn’s transit through Aquarius until July 1st.
Community, Technology & Online Initiatives
Yet, Saturn’s move into Aquarius is coinciding with other initiatives that are also relevant to Saturn’s change of star sign. Aquarius is a sign that’s structured and organised which is why Saturn likes to be in Aquarius.
We are seeing new systems beginning to emerge in response to the limiting effects of Covid-19. Aquarius is the star sign linked to modern technology, community, new trends and invention. Online businesses are booming and community ventures are beginning to grow as people team up locally to help one another out.
We’re already seeing new systems in the UK. For example, supermarkets are finally getting on board and limiting the amount of goods you can purchase that are in demand. Also, they are prioritising online and offline shopping for the elderly.
There are going to be more plays on television as the theatres close and films are released earlier. Education is going online, auditions are happening by Skype and companies are having to get innovative about how they carry on serving the public. No doubt, you’ve heard of other new initiatives that fit this reorganisation of society.
Saturn’s move into Aquarius is likely to spell good news for advancements in technology, hopefully helping us to find a cure for the virus and create efficient systems for testing for the virus.
Cleaning Up Society/Our Earth
Also, it’s important to point out that Aquarius is a humanitarian star sign. Whereas Capricorn rules the hierarchy and class, Aquarius favours an egalitarian society. We have been living in a world that’s completely out of balance as a tiny percentage of people hold the majority of the money and power.
Things are likely to change as long as we heed the lessons of 2020. And, change will continue once Jupiter joins Saturn in Aquarius in December 2020 and moves through Aquarius in 2021. The Jupiter/Saturn conjunction is the start of a new 20 year chapter.
The other area that could benefit is our earth. Aquarius is an environmental star sign, its zodiac symbol the Water Bearer. We’ve known for years that we’ve been neglecting the earth we live on as climate change gets out of control. Yet, we do relatively little to change the pollution and devastating effects of over-population, manufacturing, consumerism, global travel, etc.
We are already seeing that the lockdown situation is helping to clean up our planet as we are forced not to travel, over-spend or keep on churning out products that destroy our earth.
The asteroid conjoining the Saturn/Pluto conjunction back in January was Ceres, symbolising mother earth, also at 22 degrees Capricorn. We’re getting a forced ‘clean up’ that may never have happened otherwise.
The Mars Factor
May of you have been asking about the timing of this year’s big events. As Mars has been a key player, it’s important to start here. Mars is an accelerator, a trigger. Mars has been moving through Capricorn since February 16th and peaks now, i.e. the weekend of March 20th-23rd when it is conjunct Jupiter & Pluto. I talked about this weekend in the Coronavirus Astrology Special – see links at bottom of article.
On March 30th, Mars enters Aquarius and immediately makes a conjunction to Saturn in Aquarius on March 31st. These dates too are likely to be pivotal.
Aquarius is an air sign and Mars and Saturn, the malefics in astrology, threaten more restrictions. Effectively, they slam on the brakes. Mars remains in Aquarius throughout April and enters Pisces on May 13th.
Early May also sees the karmic nodes moving out of Cancer and Capricorn on May 5th so the first two weeks of May could see the first shift in our extraordinary ‘lockdown’ world.
Mars’ move into Pisces, Neptune’s star sign, could be helpful for finding a cure. Neptune is the planet that rules viruses and Mars gets to the heart of the matter.
However, you can’t rule out the possibility of Mars’ transit through Pisces until June 28th accelerating the virus once again. This date is also very close to Saturn leaving Aquarius on July 1st, another potential turning point.
In the UK, our Prime Minister, BJ, has been criticised for saying ‘we’ll turn the tide in 12 weeks’ in his jolly, buffoon way. Another line for the side of a bus – you’ll know what that means if you followed Brexit!
Yet, in reality, the next 12 weeks will be crucial while Saturn makes its first transit through Aquarius. I think most astrologers would agree that we’re in this crisis situation for the long-haul. It’s up to each and every one of us to take responsibility for our shared society – another key showing of Saturn (responsibility) in Aquarius (society).
Finally, I wanted to mention that Saturn is the winter planet in the Northern Hemisphere as it rules Capricorn & Aquarius, the ‘winter’ star signs. Therefore, the transit of Saturn through Aquarius is also about turning inwards. Aquarius wants to be social – Saturn says No!
We can’t go out in the world now but we can tend to our inner selves, keep faithful, stop & retreat. Saturn’s slowing us all down. In meditation, this is the ‘pause’, a time of letting go as you wait for something new to emerge, to come in, to fill the space. It’s a time to wait and be patient.
Personally, I’m meditating once a day & lighting a candle in the evening, a reminder to keep the light strong within. Find your own ways to help you stay calm during the current crisis. This is especially important as Saturn is the planet linked to fear. Limit your time (Saturn) on social media (Aquarius) and keep your coverage of the news to a manageable amount.
Stay well, stay safe, stay sane & stay connected.